Earth sciences

Museum scientists in the Earth Sciences Department are studying the origins of the planet, the earth's resources and the evolution of life.

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Latest blog posts
  • Oldest modern human genome pinpoints interbreeding with Neanderthals

    The femur of a man found near Ust'-Ishim, Siberia, has yielded the oldest modern human genome yet recovered. The DNA of the 45,000-year-old man contains Neanderthal DNA in a similar proportion to...
    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:30:36

  • Seeing double Dippy

    On a little trip to Paris recently I met Dippy's identical twin. Our iconic Diplodocus in Hintze Hall, affectionately known as Dippy, is actually a cast taken from the type specimen of Diplodocus...
    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:00:54